Chief oncologist of the Russian Ministry of Health, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation Andrei Kaprin answered the questions of subscribers on Instagram. He said that not every type of cancer is associated with hereditary factors. This explanation is valid only in 15% of cases.
The role of lifestyle and bad habits is much more important. For example, smoking is 30 times more likely to get certain types of cancer. And to reduce this risk, it takes up to ten years to quit the addiction.
Alcohol also has a negative effect. In addition, age matters: after 65 years, the number of cellular mutations increases, immunity cannot work as actively as in youth, therefore, older people more often than young and mature people develop tumors.
We will remind, earlier we talked about how 5G technology can affect health.